The Australian has a reputation for telling it how it is and, while he certainly hasn't been handed the easiest of introductions with a trip to Twickenham, Beattie believes that his no-nonsense approach could be just what the side need.
"Scott is quite straightforward and doesn't mess about," said Beattie, who is making his return to the Test scene after a lengthy absence having rediscovered his form with French side Montpellier.
"That's the best way to deal with most people - I've found that in pretty much every walk of life. Hopefully that approach will help us.
"Every coach has their own structures and way that they want to play and Scott is no different. He's implemented a few different things here and there.
"For me, it's been about coming in and learning as best I can and then hopefully taking that into the England game.
"It's hard to tell if there's a freshness about the squad because I haven't been in the national set up for 18 months. For me, everything is pretty fresh.
"But I know everyone has been pretty excited about working under Dean (Ryan) and under Scott. Everyone is excited about the challenge that lies ahead of us."
One challenge Scotland won't have to face this weekend is stopping wrecking ball Manu Tuilagi after the Samoan-born centre was ruled out the Calcutta Cup clash with an ankle injury.
But Beattie don't expect his absence to have a major effect on England's attacking threat and defensive solidity given the quality and quantity of players at Stuart Lancaster's disposal.
"Manu is obviously a very special individual. He's played very well for them in the past. But the problem with playing a nation like England is that they have huge strength in depth," added Beattie.
"One guy like Manu going out, well, they have two or three who can come straight in and they will be very, very capable.
"So that changes things only a bit for them but doesn't change too much for us."